Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer was born for greatness. Sent by English brewers via the Baltic Sea to the court of the Czars, Russian Imperial Stout was brewed to very high gravities and allowed to ferment on the long voyage. The result? A dark, strong and bracing brew, imbibed by Peter, adored by Catherine and now reclaimed by you, the People. Za Vas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This pours a black oily black with a nice thick brown head and a taste of sweet chocolate and roasted malts overall a nice drinkable IPS and well balanced and complex.CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle from Greg, Thanks!. Essentially black, a small amount of deep ruby light shines through around the edges. Tan head. Nose is huge rich malt, some soy qualities, hops are solid but not forward. Flavor is caramel & toffee, a bit of chocolate. Dusty malt comes in after a moment, along with tingly hops to balance the sweetness. A bit milky which is strange in the context of the other flavors. I don’t taste the alcohol but I can feel it on my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Bouteille 341ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, de café, légèrement fruité (cerises, traces de raisins et de figues) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux et des petites notes de chocolat au lait et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture riche, crémeuse et moynnement huileuse. Moyen goût fruité (cerises, léger de raisins, traces de figues) accompagné de notes lactiques de chocolat au lait, de traces de réglisse noire et de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût moyennement amer de malt assez rôti (faibles notes brûlées), de chocolat noir et avec des notes de caramel terreux et de mélasse sucrée puis progressivement un goût de café vient s’installer jusqu’en finale où l’on retrouve également un léger goût de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux. Post-goût long, moyennement amer de rôti, de café, de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool, de houblon herbeux et de fruits (moût de cerises et de raisins).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Nice beer. Black, coffee, lots of molasses. Medium body, lacking a little in depth and complexity but overall a very good beer. Keep them coming guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
341 ml bottle from Porterhouse! New Province sampled! Nose of chocolate, vanilla, and some light raisin notes; black with a medium tan head; flavor is heavy coffee and light chcolate where the nose was heavy chocolate, flavor also containing some molasses and caramel; finish is lightly fruity raisins and a mild bitter note. Darn good RIS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of toasted, molasses, dark chocolate and strong coffee, light earth and herbs for the hops, moderate yeast smells of earth, with raisin, vanilla and alcohol in the background. The head is large, cascading after the pour, creamy/frothy, light brown, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is black. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, and lightly acidic and heavily bitter in the long finish. Palate is medium to full, creamy and has a lively carbonation. It finishes a bit chalky, lightly astringent and dry. Lots of deep flavors and aromas make this a very good choice when in the Halifax region.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear deep brown with a bit too tall of a tan cap for head. The aroma was on the sweeter side, with toasted caramel paired with burnt cocoa.. with warmth, molasses oozed through right in the back of the nose.. nothing extravagant, groundbreaking, or stand-out, but it was certainly pleasant. The flavor was a touch sour throughout, leading me to believe that this was just slightly past its prime.. sweeter, roasted chocolates join singed molasses and airy coffee bitterness on the middle.. sweeter finish with drawn caramel and baker’s chocolate. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate (wish it had a bit more).. decent balance, but a light hint of sourness took away from the final impression a little. Overall a solid beer that I’d gladly try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle 341 ml
Appearance: dark brown into black , smallish creamy top 4-
Nose : Roasty , slightly acidic , creamy backing with some of mocha in the end . Seemed a bit flat overall.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , soft in style . Felt lighter than numbers suggest . Well presented roast feel , clean perhaps to smooth. Quiet muted for Imperial Stout. Revolution? Quiet opposite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
nice dark pour almost oily. nose is licorice, coffee, molasses, and a little alcohol. flavor is nice dark roasted malts, choc, alcohol and coffee, dry finish, well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
12-oz bottle received via trade with porterhouse. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, dark brown head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, toffee), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune, date, and smoke. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.

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